This year, we started on our journey of bringing you the third issue of Afrokanist Magazine, exploring identity and language in the diaspora.
Language is power and it is a huge part of our identity , this issue is an artistic collection of personal stories, celebrating and creating dialogues on the intersectionality of identity and African languages.
Exploring the utilisation of African languages in photography, fashion, music, social media, comedy, cinema and business, you can expect a diversity of contributors showcasing their skills to fight oppression, racism ad misrepresentation. We have gathered amazing minds who are willing to tell their stories through exclusive interviews, and put together a variety of black-owned businesses to invest in. You will also find life-changing stories, as well as motivational and inspirational articles from London to Accra to Lagos, through South Africa and Kenya.
This issue is a pure representation of Africans taking back the ownership of their identities and using their languages as a tool to stand tall and break barriers.
For our soft launch and afro-hair show this Saturday, the 17th of June, you can expect a variety of fun, family friendly, engaging and entertaining get-together.
Apart from the fact that you can purchase your exclusive copies of Afrokanist Magazine on the day. You will be welcomed and greeted by our amazing host Lydia Olet, a prestigious business woman,actress,CEO and Founder of Kenya in the Park,Founder and Director of Malaika Dance Unique.
Entertainment/performance will be provided by Jude Greaves also known as S.C.O.O.P a brilliant artist, songwriter, producer and musician. His approach to music and visual art is cinematic, he expresses and communicates a narrative that is both introspective and objective, with a depth whereby there can be that constant push and pull of tension and relief.
You will be motivated and inspired by a variety of key speakers such as Shantel Mammaw,the CEO and Founder of Mammaw Fashion. Mahawa Kamara the CEO and Founder of The Soap Connoisseur. Lioness Lois a photographer and visual atisan. Ngozi Thompson our cover girl, international model, TV presenter and actress. Abiola Balikis Bankole the CEO and Founder of Afrokanist Magazine and Afrokanist team.
You will have a fantastic networking opportunity to expand your brand, expose your talent or/and business and meet possible collaborators. Followed by an afro hair show that explores the African woman’s identity and the power of language. Food will be provided on the premises and drinks can be purchased.
Last but not least, we will be providing a great opportunity for people to win a range of lovely gifts, from natural hair care products to skin care products and books. See you all this Saturday, 17th of June at 22 Lordship Lane, N17 8NS, doors open at 6:30pm!